MWA Calendar

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Returning non-members will be asked to pay $5. Click here for more information about member benefits.

Future Meetings

Baltimore Chapter Meeting-April 25, 2019 with Leslie Atkins-Storytelling Tactics and Techniques

April 25, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Storytelling is a valuable art for writers to master. In this workshop, learn methods for telling a great story, and for using stories to inspire and build rapport.

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Kensington Day of the Book

April 28, 2019
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Kensington Day of the Book
3716 - 3786 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
https://dayofthebook.com

MWA Authors Asked to Submit Books for Sale at the MWA booth

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MWA Board Meeting - April 29

April 29, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, April 29, 2019.

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Carroll County Chapter - But I’m Not Really A Writer

May 11, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Overcome the Negativity of Imposter Syndrome to Become a More Productive, Creative, and Authentic Writer!

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Lower Eastern Shore - May Meeting

May 14, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Annapolis Chapter - May Meeting - Point of View

May 15, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

Explore point of view using two of your own characters

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Frederick County Chapter: Social Media's Role in Your Book Journey

May 18, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Author Lakita Wilson discusses developing your online presence to draw readers to yourself and your work.

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MWA Board Meeting - May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-May 30 2019 with Amy Kaplan-Purple Grass And Green Cows: How To Create Believable Worlds In Science Fiction And Fantasy

May 30, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Having a great story isn’t enough. If the world your characters live in isn’t believable, it won’t hold your readers. Learn how to create an environment that will grab your readers. Don’t forget to bring writing materials. This is a hands-on workshop.

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Carroll County Chapter - Instagram for authors

June 08, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

The rise of bookstagrammers and the massive opportunity this presents for authors

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Lower Eastern Shore - June Meeting

June 11, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Frederick County Chapter: Website & Blog Share

June 15, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Share your website & blog, and learn about setting one up!

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Annapolis Chapter - June Meeting - What is Artifact Literature?

June 19, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

Great literature takes the form of everyday artifacts.

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Annual Membership Meeting 2019

June 22, 2019
3:30 PM to 5:45 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Join us for the MWA Annual Membership Meeting. In addition to voting on our proposed bylaw changes, there will be readings from some of our contest winners.

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Lower Eastern Shore - July Meeting

July 09, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Carroll County Chapter - Annual Picnic

July 13, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Annual Picnic. Drinks and one main course will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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Frederick County Chapter: "Poetry and Song Lyrics: The Same or Not?" - Rod Deacey

July 20, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Beat poetry and songwriting presentation

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Carroll County Chapter - August Mtg - Writing Novels for Children

August 10, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

An overview of the children’s novel market

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Lower Eastern Shore - August Meeting

August 13, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Lower Eastern Shore - September Meeting

September 10, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Frederick County Chapter: Open Mic Night at Sky Stage!

September 11, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sky Stage
59 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

Open Mic Night at the open air Sky Stage in downtown Frederick!

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Lower Eastern Shore - October Meeting

October 08, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Frederick County Chapter: Fast Drafting for the Not So Speedy Writer

October 19, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Erin Teagan will help us learn how to write speedier drafts with practical tips and exercises

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Lower Eastern Shore - November Meeting

November 12, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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